Tag Archives: Jackie Chan

Once Upon a Time in China Trilogy

The 1990s was a tumultuous time for Hong Kong Martial Arts cinema. Its favourite son, Jackie Chan, was too big to fail and as such he was doing whatever he wanted on Golden Harvest’s payroll, Sammo Hung was closer to a director than the action

Police Story 1 & 2

Let’s be honest, what is there really left to say about Police Story? It’s one of the icons of Hong Kong action, it launched a 7 movie spanning franchise, it was pivotal in making Jackie Chan one of the most beloved faces in world cinema,

Iron Monkey

If DVDs wore out like VHS did, my old Hong Kong Legends Iron Monkey DVD would’ve been degraded to the degree that it’d probably play more like a bootleg than a legitimate release. Everyone has movies like that, movies where you know you want to

The Final Master

In interviews, Jackie Chan has admitted again and again that he prefers working in Hong Kong over America, he has stated that in his native Hong Kong the camera is an observer in any action scene, watching the events take place, allowing the performers to

Drunken Master

After the demise of Hong Kong Legends, British fans of martial arts classics were left wanting if they wanted to advance their collection or discover new favourites. Terracotta and 88 films picked up some of the slack but never enough to fill the void left

Who is the New King of Martial Arts Cinema?

It’s a daunting question, isn’t it? With so many big names to choose from (that are already well established in the industry), there is no way to say who would undoubtedly be King. Perhaps, though, there is no King. Since the time of Bruce Lee,